These are the cameras I use. They are state of the art, brand new Panasonics. They’re not even out to buy yet. They’re very fragile and delicate.
I’ve worked in skating for a long time, and I just wasn’t feeling really inspired by any of the brands that were doing stuff, so I just thought I wanted to start a skate company that did clothing and stuff like that too, and just do something different.
This John Martin painting is called The Great Day of His Wrath. It, kind of, depicts the end of the world and I think certain parts of it, like the top corners where the lights are, would look really good on a skateboard.
We’ve got the projected image onto the sculpture and then the shadows being cast behind it, sort of. The original image is going all the way through the holes in the sculpture and being projected onto the back wall as well.
That’s cool, innit?
So this is like the, just a mock-up of the boards here. The top part is that John Martin painting, the day that God had his wrath, and the bottom is the bust that we project onto. There’s no Photoshopping in this board, you know; this is directly what I’ve taken a photo of. As long as the shape looks good and the image is right, then it’s pretty much done and then we’ll get them and we’ll go skateboarding.
I’ve set the boards up. We made them in a size that they like to skate, so now we’re just walking around trying to find something to skate. Film some tricks on.
The boards came out better than I could have expected. I used the John Martin paintings and sculpture that, kind of, is in between all of them. So I wanted to use, like, things in the Gallery that were, two things that were close to each other but different. I love the way the colours came out. I’m really happy with them. We did a few things that we’ve never really done before and they join as a set, you know. So, they look really nice, and they look really good to skate. So it’s like, double bonus.